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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,358Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.36M

2014

$1.69M

2015

$1.93M

2016

Number of Claims

20,053

2014

21,390

2015

21,358

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
METFORMIN HCL 1,066

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

222

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 955

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 925

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

189

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 884

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

209

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 763

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

GENERLAC 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

A
XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FARXIGA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.